May is a celebration of women – authors, artists and musicians; spokeswomen, adventurers, scientists, politicians and sportswomen; characters, relationships and imagery, and of course mothers, daughters, aunts and nieces.

Women in bathing suits on Collaroy Beach, 1908,  photographed by Colin Caird

Consider authors such as …… Virginia Woolf,  Janet Frame, Kate Forsyth, Sandy Fussell, Cecelia Dart Thornton, Anita Heiss, …

Musicians like …… Amanda Palmer, Cyndi Lauper, Annie Lennox, Sara Storer, Madonna, Katy Perry, Lily Allen….

Women such as Sorrel Wilby, Jessica Watson, Kay Cottee, Cathy Freeman, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Quentin Bryce, Marie Bashir, Caroline Chisholm, the late Jane McGrath, Skye Bortoli, ……… or perhaps a famous Australian scientist …….

Or characters like …… Mrs Dalloway, Cinderella, Lara Croft, Emma Grey, Elizabeth Bennett, Tuesday Next, ….

The Society of Women Writers NSW

The Society of Women Writers and Journalists (UK)

Join the Twitter conversation by using #grrlpower and don’t forget the end-of-month Tweet-up on May 31st at 8pm.

photo courtesy of the State Library of NSW’s creative commons collection on Flickr

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